Sunday 19 November 2017

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature in the wake of the Westminster attack

By Jessica Pitocchi

People in central London can mark themselves as ‘safe’.

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature after the major terrorist incident at Westminster.

People in the area can now use the tool to mark themselves as “safe” which their friends on the network can see.

They can also see a list of all nearby friends and whether they’ve done the same.

The activation comes after an attacker mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge then stabbed a policeman before being shot by officers outside the Houses of Parliament.

The feature was also previously activated during the attack in Brussels, which happened exactly one year ago to the day of this attack.

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